Month: October 2019

Public Libraries Host Story Book Character Amelia Bedelia!

The first book about this character was published over 55 years ago, and still delights plenty of young children and early elementary students as well as adults. A New York Times Book Review reads, “No child can resist Amelia Bedelia and her literal trips through the minefield of the English language—and no adult can fail to notice that she’s usually right when she’s wrong.”


Enjoy Amelia in picture books, beginner readers, and chapter books!


Delight in meeting her and hearing her silly stories at these libraries.
Please contact the library listed to register for the program.


Checkout these Amelia Bedelia Stories!

Amelia Bedelia Story Book Costume Character Visits

Milanof-Schock Library, Mount Joy
Saturday, November 2 at 2:00 pm

Ephrata Public Library
Monday, November 4 at 10:00 am and 11:00 am

Eastern Lancaster County Library, New Holland
Tuesday, November 5 at 10:03 am

Pequea Valley Public Library, Intercourse
Tuesday, November 5 at 4:00 pm

Moores Memorial Library, Christiana
Wednesday, November 6 at 10:30 am

Manheim Township Public Library
Friday, November 8 at 10:30 am

Columbia Public Library
Tuesday, November 12 at 3:00 pm

Adamstown Area Library
Wednesday, November 13 at 10:00 am

Lancaster Public Library Mountville Branch
Thursday, November 14 at 10:15 am

Quarryville Library
Friday, November 15 from 10:30 am


For more information about Amelia Bedelia

For a listing of the local public libraries, click here.

Columbia Launches Lancaster County’s First Library Podcast

The Columbia Public Library just launched their new podcast, the first library podcast in Lancaster county! The podcast debuted with “Story Time with Ms. Lisa,” a collection of classic children’s tales read by the Columbia Public Library’s Library Administrator, Lisa Greybill!

The idea was first conceived by Jeffrey Beck, as part of the library’s fall marketing / fundraising campaign. Mr. Beck formed a small podcast committee made up of board members Robin Gamby, Brenda Paxson, and Coni Haas, along with Greybill. Beck provided the technical recording expertise and Haas did extensive research into copyright legalities. The podcast was introduced at a Stuffed Animal Sleepover led by Heather Beury.

The podcast is now on the library website, with new stories expected to be uploaded on a regular basis. It is hoped that different members of the community will reach out to read for the podcast.

Greybill remarked, “We’re very happy to offer this free community service. it’s a great opportunity for the children and families here – and all over the world – to hear these classic stories.”

Click the link here to listen the podcast yourself